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String Tables and Language Translation

How can I get my String Table as a simple ascii file that I could then email to a translator?  Later, I'd want
to suck the translated file back into my
project's String Table.  How do people do this?  I don't want to have to ship
my whole project and the IDE environment
to the translator, obviously.

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bbousquetCommented:
There's always the possibility of just sending your translator the .rc file... that way he'd be able to use Visual Studio to edit the string table. But you could also rip part of the .rc file (the part that's relative to the strings only) as the .rc file IS an ASCII file - with a number of tags.
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MensanaCommented:
The string table is a portion of your “.rc” file. What you want to do is basically take that part of your “.rc” file (which is an normal ASCII text file) and ship it to your translator. He’ll create a separate file having the same string IDs but different text values (translation). Once you get back your translated file just create a new string table within your resource editor (set the language for this new table to be exactly the one used for translation) and insert the translated string table in the appropriate section (with a normal text editor like WordPad).
If your translated file contains characters not supported by the normal ASCII character subset (the translation is done in Greek, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, etc.) you’ll have to switch to UNICODE. That means you’ll have to create a second resource file (UNICODE text file) and insert the translated string table there. After that you’ll have to link the file into your project.

If you need more help just give me a shout. I've done something like this for a project supposed to be deployed in Greece.

Cheers,
Eddie
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tullheadAuthor Commented:
I guess this is the best solution, so
I'm giving the points.  Thanks Mensana
too!!
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tullheadAuthor Commented:
Hey Mensana!  You around?  You said I
could 'give you a shout' if I had more
questions about translations....  can you e-mail me at john@eponatech.com
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MensanaCommented:
send your questions at elascu@ibigroup.com
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